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Thirty-three students have been selected as 2010 University Fellows for this summer, in a program that allows them to receive funding while conducting research with a faculty partner.

This is the eleventh year of the program. The 2010 University Fellows, with their project titles and faculty partners' names are below.

Joe Alvin '11
neuroscience major from White River Junction, VT

Mechanism of Activation of the Transient Receptor Potential Ion Channel, ce-TRP-1, in Caenorhabditis elegans

Faculty sponsor: Ana Estevez, biology

Named Fellow: Phelps Family University Fellow
Alissa Beideck '11
neuroscience major from Saranac Lake, NY

The Relationship Between Off-Campus Study and Academic Achievement for Students at St. Lawrence

Faculty Sponsor: Cathy Crosby-Currie, psychology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship with partial support from the Valentine Psychology Fund
Isabella Bruno '11
conservation biology and fine arts major from Swarthmore, PA

The Influence of Thyroid Hormone on Neural Development in the Intestines of Metamorphosing Tadpoles

Faculty Sponsor: Alexander Schreiber, biology

Phelps Family University Fellowship and Donald K. Rose University Fellowship
Joseph Chiarenzelli '11
philosophy major from Potsdam, NY

Clarifying Cosmetic Psychopharmacology

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Hansen, philosophy

Walter H. Baumhoff University Fellowship and MacKay University Fellowship
Heather Christie '11
anthropology major, Asian studies minor from Foster, RI

Indianization and Material Remains: Glass Bead Analysis and State Formation in South and Southeast Asia

Faculty Sponsor: Shinu Abraham, asian studies

Lorna A. Ness University Fellowship and Dennis Richey '74 University Fellowship

Nneka Chukwumah '12
government and economics major from Lagos, Nigeria

Underdevelopment and the Banking Crisis in Nigeria

Faculty Sponsor: Bob Blewett, economics

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Carl Cornell '11
French major from Lebanon, CT

C'est Zarbi! The French Slang Verlan and What it Means for the French Language

Faculty Sponsor: Roy Caldwell, modern languages and literatures

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Hannah Cowan '11
geology and biology major from Bethel, ME

Macroinvertebrate Responses to Acidification and Heavy Metals in Headwater Streams of Northern New York

Faculty Sponsor: Brad Baldwin, biology

Piskor Family University Fellowship and Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
John Curle '12
history major from Plattsburgh, NY

Abraham Lincoln on Emancipation: Long-term Plan or Changing Viewpoint?

Faculty Sponsor: Liz Regosin, history

Harold P. Juckett '53 Student Research Fellowship
Tandazani Dhlakama '11
fine arts and government major from Harare, Zimbabwe

Life Cycles: An Intercultural Investigation of Progression through Painting

Faculty Sponsor: Kasarian Dane, fine arts

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Matthew Dodge '12
economics and mathematics major from Meredith, NH

The Sales Tax vs. The Real Estate Tax: Overcoming St. Lawrence County's 2011 Budget Deficit

Faculty Sponsor: Peter FitzRandolph, economics

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Andrea Dore '11
chemistry major from Sharon, VT

The Synthesis of Novel Piperine Analogs: Potential Modulators of the TRPV1 Receptor that Possess Analgesic Activity

Faculty Sponsor: Larry French, chemistry



Ferguson Family University Fellowship and Stradling Student Research Fellowship
Matthew Hayes '11
chemistry major from Lake George, NY

Analytical Extraction and Quantification of Lead Acetate in Lip Gloss: Raising Awareness of Unlabeled Leaded Cosmetics

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Skeels, chemistry



Donald K. Rose University Fellowship
Krystyna Kornecki '12
geology major from Keeseville, NY

2D and 3D Subsurface mapping of Red River formation, Williston Basin, North Dakota

Faculty Sponsor: Antun Husinec, geology

Jack and Sylvia Burry University Fellowship and Alumni Geology University Fellowship

Danielle Lanphear '11
English major, European studies and film studies minor from Minerva, NY

"But I'm a woman": Black Female Subjectivity in Modern American Fiction

Faculty Sponsor: Bruce Weiner, English

St. Lawrence University Fellowship

Kiersten LaPorte '12
chemistry major from St. Albans, VT

Investigating the Effect of Growing Conditions on Medicinally Relevant Compounds in Coptis chinensis

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Skeels, chemistry

Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Stefan Leo-Nyquist '11
neuroscience major from Shelburne, VT

Can Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles Delay the Onset of Disease Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

Faculty Sponsor: Bill DeCoteau, psychology

Donald K. Rose University Fellowship

Elizabeth Lewis '11
neuroscience major, religious studies minor from Worthington, MA

A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Multiple Sclerosis: Astaxanthin-Mediated Suppression of Cytokine Production in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis

Faculty Sponsor: Karin Heckman, biology

Eric S. Smith '30 University Fellowship

Alan Martino '11
sociology major, Caribbean and Latin American studies minor from Praia Grande SP, Brazil

Sexuality Among Individuals with Disability: A Study on the Institutional Policies and Actions of Non-Profit and For Profit Organizations

Faculty Sponsor: Leah Rolfsen, sociology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Kathryn McHugh '11
biochemistry major, English minor from Lowville, NY

The Effect of Cell Membrane Composition on Protein Aggregation into Fibers

Faculty Sponsor: Nadia Marano, chemistry

Chris Koski '79 Honorary University Fellowship

James Melville '12
English major from Canton, NY

Shades of Grey: Fairy Tales For a Modern Audience

Faculty Sponsor: Pedro Ponce, English

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Brianna Molter '11
biology major from Glastonbury, CT

The Effects of White Nose Syndrome (Geomyces destructans) on the Relative Abundance of Nine Species of Bats Found in Different Habitats of St. Lawrence County

Faculty Sponsor: Erika Barthelmess, biology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
John T. Murphy '11
geology major, chemistry minor from Carthage, NY

Health of the Headwaters: Initial Action towards Identifying and Improving the Quality of Stream Water in St. Lawrence County

Faculty Sponsor: Jeff Chiarenzelli, geology

Thompson-Weatherup Family Charitable Foundation University Fellowship
Amelia Oates '12
geology major from Canandaigua, NY

Time-Series (Spectral) Analysis of Shallow-Marine Platform Carbonate Cycles, Croatia

Faculty Sponsor: Antun Husinec, geology

Linus Gilbert University Fellowship
Warren Perdrizet '11
conservation biology and Spanish major from Long Valley, NJ

Common Bryophytes of the Northeast: A Field Guide to Identification

Faculty Sponsor: Karl McKnight, biology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Kelly Prime '12
neuroscience major, Canajoharie, NY

The Role of the Nucleus Accumbens in Carbon Dioxide-Induced Anxiety

Faculty Sponsor: Bill DeCoteau, psychology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Meg Randall '12
religious studies major, anthropology minor from DeRuyter, NY

The University & Universalism: The Relationship Between St. Lawrence University and the Universalist Church

Faculty Sponsor: Laura Desmond, religious studies

Kathryn Fraser Mackay University Fellowship and Whitcavitch-DeVoy University Fellowship
Kylie Rock '12
biology major from Westport, NY

Assessment of Mercury Levels on Bullfrog Tadpoles Living in Natural and Created Wetlands in the St. Lawrence River Valley

Faculty Sponsor: Marilyn Mayer, biology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Shayla Snyder '11
English/French major and European studies minor from Madison, NY

Woman reading Holocaust: A Personal History

Faculty Sponsor: Bob Cowser, English

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Shelby Southworth '12
conservation biology major, computer science minor from Pawtucket, RI

Bird-Friendly Hayfields as Refugia for North Country Obligate Grassland Birds

Faculty Sponsor: Susan Willson, biology

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Janet Sun '11
English and biology major from New York, NY

Voices from a Distant Land: A Look into the Life and Legacy of Tao-Guo Xiu

Faculty Sponsor: Sid Sondergard, English

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
Brittanie Taillon '11
English major from Canton, NY

Education for Change: Exploring the Failings of Sexual Health Education and Illuminating the Devastating Results

Faculty Sponsor: Paul Graham, English

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship
James Virnelli '11
chemistry major from Saugus, MA

Looking Toward the Sky: Embracing the Sun as a Source for Positive Global Change

Faculty Sponsor: Samantha Glazier, chemistry

Daniel F. '65 and Ann H. Sullivan University Fellowship

Posted: April 23, 2010


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